While i'm away on vacation, i have invited a few guest artist to share some great step by step tutorials with you this week. I hope you enjoy their posts as much as i do! Don't worry, i'll be back with lots of photos, tales, and new blog features. Today's awesome guest is Jessica Sporn.
delighted to guest post on Ronda's blog today! Thank you Ronda and hello
to all of Ronda's readers! She
graciously invited me to use some of the stencils I design for Stencil Girl
Products in my post, and I decided to use the Dots and Dashes, and Windows and
Doors stencil to make a card to bless a home.
I started out with a gelli print on 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock, on which I had printed both sides.
I deepened and pulled together the colors on the front and back with a mixture of glazing medium and acrylic paint. I also added a border with the dots and dashes stencil.
After the page was dry, I folded it in half the long way. Then I opened it up and folded it the wide way.
Keeping it folded the wide way, I folded the sides into the crease I had made from the "long way" fold. Then I pinched in the top corners down to open up the two side folds and make roof shapes.
On another gelli print, I stenciled two doors and two windows, painted them, and cut them out, and adhered them to my structure
I wrote out some words, representing blessings for a home, heat embossed them, and gave my front and back doors some landscaping!
I adhered everything, and used some Ranger Rub-ons for the finishing touches!
are the front and back doors, and a top view.
I had so much fun making this card or book or whatever you call it! If you'd like to see a video of me making a similar one, please visit me at my blog. Thanks again, Ronda, for asking me to do this guest post. It truly inspired me.
Jessica Sporn is a mixed media artist and illustrator, known for her strong use of color, texture and heartfelt style. She keeps an active blog and her artwork always contains a sprinkle of her soul. She is a designer for Stencil Girl Products and co-moderator of Artists in Blogland. Her illustration work can be found on stationary, giftware, and Judaica products for Aviv Judaica. Some of her Judaica designs are sold at the Jewish Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art.